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kidofdarkness

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« Reply #80 on: 11-10-2003 12:29 »

yes there is there filming in newzeland at the moment
Love_For_Leela

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« Reply #81 on: 11-11-2003 18:03 »
« Last Edit on: 11-11-2003 18:03 »

YAY! A TOPIC THAT I POSTED 2 YEARS BACK IS STILL HERE! *ahem*, Sorry, little over excited there.... *twitches*

SQUILOOKLE! WHO'S SQUILOOKLE? HE'S NEW!
PCC Fred

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« Reply #82 on: 11-11-2003 18:14 »

Are you Lesotho Leela?  If so, WB!  smile
Love_For_Leela

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« Reply #83 on: 11-12-2003 10:41 »

That I am. Nice to be back, Fred.
PCC Fred

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« Reply #84 on: 11-12-2003 10:48 »

 smile

This thread got bumped at just the right time, because I've got the Season 3 DVDs, and was finally able to hear what the guy says when he's firing Kryten and Rimmer!  laff

...wait, did he just insult me?  cry
Love_For_Leela

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« Reply #85 on: 11-12-2003 15:18 »

Quite probably. *sigh*
Grim

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« Reply #86 on: 11-12-2003 15:43 »

The season3 set was released here yesterday, must pick up a copy.
Juliet

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« Reply #87 on: 11-12-2003 15:50 »

I watched one of the episodes that the other day and it’s the one with the JFK assassination. That episode was a classic. My fave bit is the where Lister and Cat thought that they were easting Chicken but really it was the dead guy that they find.
Love_For_Leela

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« Reply #88 on: 11-12-2003 17:18 »

Thats one of the only episodes I ever get to see over here.
PCC Fred

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« Reply #89 on: 11-12-2003 17:36 »

RIMMER: "One minute you're down, the next you're right up again."  laff
FlasUrama

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« Reply #90 on: 11-12-2003 18:46 »
« Last Edit on: 11-12-2003 18:46 »

To all people that have bought the Red Dwarf Season 3 disk - there seems to be a problem with red dwarf season 3 disk 2 i just wanted to know if any one else has had this problem

The problem it is that you canot navigate though the spcial features list just wondering cause it's really anoying me, although i can just navigate with my PC DVD software it's still anoying.

also BBC have just put a statment about this DVD problem they think it's a hardware problem but ive tired it on two devices

 http://www.reddwarf.co.uk/deck01/dvd_statement.html

If anyone has had this problem please tell me and if you have found how to fix it or get round it.

This is also a warning to every one that is about to either get the DVD's or is thinking of buying this DVD,

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Ka-Boom

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« Reply #91 on: 11-26-2003 13:03 »

Red Dwarf has to be one the best British comedys. Its Definatly one of my favourites.
I think I liked the first series best but all of them are realy good.
CyberKnight

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« Reply #92 on: 11-29-2003 15:25 »

I've just had a rather startling discovery. I'm watching "Future Echoes" on UKG2 and I realise now they're showing the "remastered" editions of the first shows, which frankly in my opinion look rubbish. They've reduced the frame rate and substituted the extremely poor CGI shots for the original model shots.

Strangely enough, this is probably old news to the rest of you, but I've only seen these episodes on DVD (which I believe are the originals?) and I much prefer those.  frown
aslate

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« Reply #93 on: 11-29-2003 17:08 »

Went and bought the Season 2 DVDs, first DVD boxset of Red Dwarf i've bought, not bad.
Impossible

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« Reply #94 on: 12-24-2003 14:11 »

*Massive bump*

You all probably knew this, but BBC2 is currently repeating Red Dwarf (I think it's V) at around 12 - 1 am every night  smile
Melllvar

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« Reply #95 on: 12-24-2003 14:15 »

Indeed I did.  It's running from Series Six, I think.

DVD No.4 gets I release at the end of January or February.

Need to go on such a shopping spree.
Stuart B

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« Reply #96 on: 12-24-2003 15:00 »

I'd forgotten just how good series 4-6 actually were until I started watching them again on repeats.

Even downloaded a few off Kazaa to tithe me over till the DVDs come out... why they're choosing to tease us with only 2 releases a year is beyond me.

"We don't want him, go away. You took him, you can keep the smegger!"
~FazeShift~

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« Reply #97 on: 12-24-2003 16:11 »

Kryten: They took Rimmer!
Cat: Quick, let's get outta here before they bring him back!!
Javier Lopez

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« Reply #98 on: 01-03-2004 13:24 »
« Last Edit on: 01-03-2004 13:24 »

I liked more the classics:

Cat: Well, then we will engage the defensive shields!
Kryten: A good suggest sir with only two minor flaws.. 1-We dont have any defensive shields, and 2-we dont have any defensive shields... i realice thatīs only one thing but the mistake is so big that its worth to mention twice..

Rimmer:Space corps law 464565!
Kryten: 464565? But sir.. thats imposible with at least one living chicken and one rabino!
Rimmer: Forget me!! Forget even that i was born!
Krytten: But sir.. i will be very happy on performing the ceremony.. but i just dont realice how killing one living chicken will help us.

Cat: Ok..let`s fire at them with our laser canons!
Krytten: An excelent suggestion sir with just two tiny minor flaws...
Cat Ok!! Shut up!!
aslate

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« Reply #99 on: 01-04-2004 08:03 »

 
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Originally posted by FlasUrama:
To all people that have bought the Red Dwarf Season 3 disk - there seems to be a problem with red dwarf season 3 disk 2 i just wanted to know if any one else has had this problem

I also got this problem, on my DVD player i press left/right and it freezes for about 5 seconds, then moves. It makes navigating very slow and annoying, especially the way the DVD menus are not linear (I.E. you can go round in circles trying to find the one you want).

I got this on my Standalone and DVD drive. I think i'll be ringing them up.

Melllvar

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« Reply #100 on: 01-04-2004 11:45 »

They're also going to be rectifying this on Disk IV onwards, by letting you choose between the animated menu, and bog-standard one.
sheep555

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« Reply #101 on: 01-04-2004 11:59 »

 
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Originally posted by CyberKnight:
They've reduced the frame rate and substituted the extremely poor CGI shots for the original model shots.

Strangely enough, this is probably old news to the rest of you, but I've only seen these episodes on DVD (which I believe are the originals?) and I much prefer those.   frown

Only having just read this, yeah - the DVDs are the originals. The title sequence also got redone as well. The CGI stuff is somewhere on the DVD as an extra though.
Stuart B

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« Reply #102 on: 01-04-2004 12:12 »

Well, I watched the last ep of series VI last night (Out of Time), and just couldn't resist putting on my old copy of Red Dwarf VII Xtended (A vid they did of three RD7 eps with extra scenes)


Oh. My. God.

The show was just lifeless, at first I was happy that they'd left the cheap canned laughter off the Xtended vid, but after a while it just became excrutiating, with long pauses and forced reaction shots where the "laughs" were going to be dubbed in.

The CGI would have been interesting if it had been generated on something a bit more powerful than a ZX81, and there was a completely unneeded blur added to most of the flyby effects (which completely spoiled the funeral of Ace if you ask me).

Say what you want about the series VIII plotline, it was definitely a vast improvement on series VII.
aslate

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« Reply #103 on: 01-04-2004 12:38 »

Well, the laughs aren't canned as far as i'm aware, shows like this are filmed infront of the live audience, with the actual laughs left in. I know it was like this for some of the earlier seasons, I remember hearing someone in the audience cough for example.
Stuart B

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« Reply #104 on: 01-04-2004 12:49 »

Series 7 got rid of the live audience... though thankfully they got brought back for series 8, so the show got some of its energy back...
aslate

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« Reply #105 on: 01-04-2004 12:58 »

I'd be so much happier if they could release them all a bit more frequently on DVD.
Impossible

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« Reply #106 on: 01-04-2004 13:07 »
« Last Edit on: 01-04-2004 13:07 »

I agree, series VI seemed to have gone downhill a bit. I first got into Red Dwarf when VI was shown ... what year would that have been?

Did anyone watch that episode the other week (I think it was "D.N.A" ) , when Kryten became Human? That was a cool episode   cool

Some of my favourites:

Kryten:Oh, spin my nipple nuts and send me to Alaska!

Kryten:  Sir, you're a smeeeee...
Rimmer:  A smeeee.
Kryten: You're a smeuuu-heeee...
Rimmer:  A smeuuu-heeee...
Kryten: A complete and total one!

Rimmer: You're about as much use as a condom machine in the Vatican.

Holly: Name me me a game.
Queeg: Chess.
Holly: It can be anything. Any game at all.
Queeg: Chess.
Holly: Draughts, poker, any game at all.
Queeg: Chess!
Holly: Subbuteo, Snakes and Ladders, you name it.
Queeg: Chess!
Holly: Monopoly, maybe? I'll let you go first.
Queeg: CHESS!
Holly: So you like a bit of chess then, do you?

  laff

Sil

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« Reply #107 on: 01-04-2004 14:19 »

Series 4 - February 16.
I'm on the edge of my chair!

Also, doesn't it just have the greatest theme?

Huzzahs are in order!
nagrub

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« Reply #108 on: 01-04-2004 16:18 »

HUZZAH! HUZZAH! HUZZAH!
FlasUrama

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« Reply #109 on: 01-04-2004 20:05 »

 
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Originally posted by aslate:
I got this on my Standalone and DVD drive. I think i'll be ringing them up.

Yer aslate i and others i think have had the same problem but all the bbc said in their statement that it was the users hardware that was causing this problem and that they need to get their hardware checked by the manufacture, well ive tried in on 3 dvd's and a Xbox and there is still a problem, tut tut typical bbc attuide   no no   no no

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SamuelXDiamond

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« Reply #110 on: 01-04-2004 20:43 »

 
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Originally posted by Stuart B:
The show was just lifeless, at first I was happy that they'd left the cheap canned laughter off the Xtended vid, but after a while it just became excrutiating, with long pauses and forced reaction shots where the "laughs" were going to be dubbed in.

If they'dve made the (completely sensible, in my opinion) decision to do away with laugh tracks altogether in Series VII, then the series would've been wonderful, in my opinion. Studio audiences have never really sat right with me, because why do you need the show to point you towards a gag? Do people need the audience's reaction to gague their own opinion of the joke? I don't get it at all.

Maybe the studio audience can help keep up the energy of the performance, especially for actors weaned on theatre stages, but let's face it, having to perform in front of an audience for every scene of every episode is a hinderance. Reactions come out totally unnaturally due to having to allow for audience reaction times. An actor's overall pace can be ruined, quick-fire gags often becoming unneccesarily difficult to pull off audiably and naturally. Precious minutes of air time can be lost in allowing for the laughter. The sets have to be built without a fourth wall, limiting a director's choice of possible angles, and also have to have every other part of the room visable to that fourth wall, causing most rooms to be bizzarrely mis-shapen. Dialogue and sound effect tracks can never come out entirely clean. The ability to re-shoot scenes or make last-minute changes is drastically reduced. And, perhaps most importantly of all, the audience groans and awws in the corniest way, and coughs are irritating in the cinema when you're watching a film, but at least on subsequent viewings, there's never going to be a cough in exactly the same place. On a studio recording, even though it may be minor, coughs are preserved forever and they're distracting from the illusion.

The one time where I can say that a studio audience improved my enjoyment of a scene in Red Dwarf was the infamous "boxer shorts" scene in Polymorph. The rest of the time (and listening to the audio commentaries, this would seem to be true) the audience merely seems to stroke the actors' egos by allowing them to laud their number of 'woofers' over the other cast members.

So, no, I don't like it, and I think i'm going to open up a thread. Yes.
M0le

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« Reply #111 on: 01-07-2004 23:57 »

I had never heard of Red Dwarf until I came to PEEL. I read the Red Dwarf book 'Backwards' recently, was there an episode/s based on that?
winna

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« Reply #112 on: 01-08-2004 00:54 »

I don't think so.... although might have been.  Red Dwarf has been one of my favorite since I first saw it, one late Saturday night, they used to play Dr. Who then too....  Hmmmm, I feel I've posted this before.... maybe in the other Red Dwarf thread, maybe?  roll eyes
Grim

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« Reply #113 on: 01-08-2004 01:01 »

There's an episode called backwards, where they go to the backwards universe, its not quite the same as the backwards novel tho, its the first ep of season3
Sil

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« Reply #114 on: 01-08-2004 12:25 »

The only Red Dwarf episode to date that wasn't filmed before a live audience was Bodyswap. For obvious reasons. Can I just say, Chris Barrie in that episode is phenomenal. It's some of the best acting I've seen in a long, long time.
aslate

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« Reply #115 on: 01-08-2004 12:51 »

Sammy, about that 4th wall, i thought most shows were done without the 4th wall anyway, mainly to allow for the camera crew etc.
PCC Fred

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« Reply #116 on: 01-08-2004 12:59 »
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aslate's right up to a point, but more expensive shows like "Star Trek: The Next Generation" have millions to throw at their sets, so design complete sets that allow camera movement within their confines.

However just about every sitcom I've seen, including those without audiences, only have three walls.

And I'm sure Sammy's right and Sil's wrong about the lack of an audience in Season 7.
Sil

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« Reply #117 on: 01-08-2004 13:01 »

There isn't an audience in series 7? When did this happen??

I haven't seen further than the end of series 6, so I apologise.
PCC Fred

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« Reply #118 on: 01-08-2004 13:04 »

 
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Originally posted by Sil:
There isn't an audience in series 7? When did this happen??

When they made series 7. *gets hit over the head*

I think the reasons given had something to do with the technicalities of filming a sci-fi show.
M0le

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« Reply #119 on: 01-09-2004 00:53 »

 
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Originally posted by Sil:
The only Red Dwarf episode to date that wasn't filmed before a live audience was Bodyswap.

Sounds funny, I've always liked bodyswaping episodes of TV shows. What happens in it?
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